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Dumfries, Palmerston

Cremation Cemetery (Prehistoric)

Site Name Dumfries, Palmerston

Classification Cremation Cemetery (Prehistoric)

Canmore ID 65512

Site Number NX97NE 11

NGR NX 9646 7621

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Troqueer (Dumfries-shire)
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX97NE 11 9646 7621.

(NX 9646 7621) Bronze Age Urnfield found AD 1930 (NAT)

OS 25" map (1965)

A Bronze Age urnfield was uncovered in April 1930 when levelling a field at Palmerston, between Terregles Street and Glasgow Street. A total of at least ten urns, including a food vessel and two pygmy vessels, the remainder being cinerary urns, were found; they contained cremations, one accompanied by a flint scraper and greenish staining of the cremated bone suggesting the former presence of a bronze blade. A smooting stone and two stones which might be considered implements were also found. The material was all found within a circular area 41 ft in diameter; there was no trace of a covering cairn. The finds were donated to Dumfries Museum.

G W Shirley 1932; D D A Simpson 1965; A Morrison 1968

Sited to NX 9646 7621 by Mr Truckell, Dumfries Museum.

Visited by OS (EGC) 8 December 1960


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